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>> this is "the chris matthews show." >> ask not what your country can do for you. >> i can hear you. >> a time for change has come! chris: obama at the threshold. account president combine grand prospects for glory with today's hard realities? can he offer a vision of a greater future and a practical way to confront debt in spending? can he address goals of historic consequence like immigration, while dealing with the grim money matters that routinely divide the country? the roosevelt way. could barack obama, even if he confronts a hostile opposition, still pursue a historic legacy, like f.d.r. in world war ii? could he hold a fighting action on one front to push for spending cuts while battling for gun safety and immigration reform on a second front? finally, picture-perfect. there are beautiful american families, a and no one treasures them more than the man in the white house. in the same week the president spoke parmelee about the time he spends with his daughters, reaction to that hateful n.r.a. ad may have shown how warmly the country has adopted them. chris: i'm chris mat
goals like promoting gun safety in the wake of the newtown tragedy. this past week president obama had a pack. today thousands rallied in cities across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, the white house. >>> for now i'm joined by david gregory, mott raider of "meet the press." the honeymoon doesn't happen in the second term but is there a reset point? >> the president was popular in the re-election, he wa in a difficult fiscal cliff negotiation where he got the tax increases he wanted. the democrats are united but he faces such quick battles particularly over the debt and over gun legislation that he'd like to pursue, there isn't much of a reset, not much of a honeymoon because th
to wave and say, we support you. >> reporter: the president and mrs. obama heard a sermon that reflected the theme of this inaugural. >> in all of our undertakings, we need to move forward under his leadership, move forward under his guidance and direction. i think if the country can come together and do that, we'll be a better place. >> reporter: today the president was sworn in on the bible used by abraham lincoln in the white house. tomorrow martin luther king's bible that accompanied him on marches, in jail cells, through times of struggle and sacrifice. >> dr. king knocked down walls, and he was scarred and stabbed and killed and jailed. barack obama crossed bridges from the rocks knocked down from the walls. >> reporter: civil rights lieders, actor jamie foxx joined in the wreath laying. >> i think it's a great day, an intersection of history where you have the president, who is the first black president, being inaugurated for the second time on dr. king holiday. >> reporter: parents brought their children to be part of it, visitors took pictures to remember this day. gail punch ca
, rerebuilt every four years. since a huge crowd full of hope sauce the first swearing-in. says the country is headed in the right direction, as president obama's new portrayed is released. he likable at 61%, but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that we won't negotiate. they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why pay them if they don't do t the. >> it's been a long time. >> the bush -- and the clinton second term by scandal and impeachment. the any obama term starts with a confrontation. >> saying it's encouraging that republicans are backing off, in the words of the white house, a move to hold the u.s. economy hostage and force drastic spending cuts. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> security is a big concern this inauguration. special forces arrived today to help with crowd control. with details on how security is being mustled up. >> you know when you see a jersey barrier like we have here, that obviously means don't go there, but they don't work well on the water. >> it's no secret or surprise that a
has lowered its expectations. only 35% in the nbcs in/"wall street journal" poll says the country is headed in the right direction. as president obama's news portrayed is released, his approval stands at 52%. his likability at 61%, but only 29% say he is working effectively with congress. and today there's more conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrows limit but just for three months. if democrats don't great to a budget of deep spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks i want why should the american public pay elected officials this they don't do their fundamental right to pass a budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen a positive second term. >> the bush 43 second term was plagued by iraq and hurricane katrina. the clinton second term by scandal and impeachment. now, amid the preparations for celebration, the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. -- saying
this morning. because the city is gearing up, as is the country and in many ways the world to watch barack obama take the oath of office tomorrow on the steps of the u.s. capitol which is right behind us. >> rules are rules. according to the 20th amendment, the president and vice president terms must end at noon on january 20th. behind closed doors, president obama and vice president biden will take the official office beginning at least in the vice president's case just moments from now. >> here is the breakdown. the vice president will be sworn in at the naval observatory within the half hour and we will have complete coverage and in an hour, he will join the president for a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the president returns to the white house for his official swearing-in ceremony which will happen in the white house blue room. >> president obama's immediate family will attend the event as chief justice john roberts administers the owe. you may recall the president took the oath twice in 2009 when the chief justice flubbed the oath. i hate to say that but he flu
today, metro transit police are swearing in officers across the country that will help them with security tomorrow. >> the new recruits are coming from as far as way from san francisco to secure the second inauguration of obama, and seth is near where that will be under way. >> reporter: metro says transit policing is a special type of police work and that's why they invited 150 police officers from all over the country to help them with the metro crowds, and even houston, and atlanta and some from our own backyard and all the officers had to exchange their badges from their home turf to a special inauguration badge they will be wearing tomorrow. they watched a special thank you video from the president where he let them know how much he appreciates their hard work tomorrow, and they will be in training today to see how the system works and the emergency procedures. >> transit police something unique, and it's crowded and wur kpbg with customers, and that's what the officers will see. we believed it was important to bring in officers from other transit properties to assist u
with the obamas yesterday for the first time. >> so done to earth. just a great guy. i can see why, you know he has that leadership. that i think we need, for this country to go forward. >> the famous picture of the first lady, donning her new bangs. look closely, there is hall. >> she was fantastic. yes, seems to be that her hair was the hit of the day. >> there will also be representatives there. troops that have been withdrawn from the wars in afghanistan and iraq, not to mention representatives of obamacare, as well as somebody representing the college side. pell grants. for a full list of the a-listers already making their arrivals here to the d.c. metro area. go to nbc washington.com. live in downtown, erica gun zal is, news 4. >> and in other news tonight. one person is recovering after a dog attack on a playground. police in falls church are now looking for two men who let the dog run loose this afternoon this happened at thomas jefferson emmen terry, police are describing the dog, similar to a pit bull. the victim, an adult may need rabies shots if they can't find the dog. >> a look at
to this country, the first latino and first openly gay poet. today, we spoke to him about his connection to president obama and here's part of what he had to say, in his own word tos. >> the connection to the inaugu theme of future to me symbolizes the salt of the earth that was my family. you know that their hard work that we are all in this together, that it takes -- it takes a village kind of feeling. and so, the thing i identified by a lot. part of the life story that always resonated with me. i can imagine him as a child sort of having to negotiate some very important cultural questions as well as i have had as a cuban-american and that whole question of where do i belong? you know, what's home? the sense of the support of the family and you that idea that our parents always wanted us, my brother and i, to always do better than them. i will never forget that speech at the con investigation are we are one america and that made me feel so much like i was one of those one. and even though my work has been specifically about -- about my family, it's really about some very basic universa
in europe and other francophone countries. if that isn't a concern, i don't know what is. >> reporter: a spokesman called the attack let obama administration for the conflict in the mali. french military forces have intervened to stop militants from taking over mali and making it a terrorist base. rohit kachroo is the only american network correspondent reporting from mali. >> people here have been flying the french flag to celebrate the military intervention. overwhelmingly, they want the islamists gone, and they welcome the operation to save them from life under an oppressive regime. >> reporter: tonight, france continues to press ahead in mali, bringing in more troops. the hostage drama in algeria is a reminder that islamic extremism knows no borders. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >>> again, we know americans were among the hostages. the question is, was the u.s. military involved in the mission to free them and kill their captors. jim miklashevski covers the pentagon. he's with us from there tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: brian, from the very beginning, the u.s. of
president obama's sweeping gun plan. he says the govern orr's plan is on point, especially when it comes to gun restrictions. >> it's an issue across the country, and background checks are essential. >> i know it's a difficult task ahead, but we know you're up to the challenge. >> the governor introduced rashad baker and applauded the drop in violence in his county. >> i think it will make not only prince george's county safer, about you the state of maryland safer and send a signal to the rest of the country, this is how you make the country safer. >> reporter: the statewide ner that the governor is including was actually drafted by a prince george's county maryland delegate. we talked to him about that center and how it's going to impact. in annapolis, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. >>> the first day of testimony just wrapped up in the john leopold trial. he's accused even acted as hi personal nurse when he had surgery. johnson testified she did what he asked because she was afraid she would get fired s prosecutors claim he also used his security staff to help him have affairs with a count
in a rescue effort. the country's state news agency says terrorists were neutralized and many hostages were freed. it looks like president obama could pain on the gun control proposals. supporters got an e-mail promising more soon from the campaign organization. >>> the caps are taking another step to mend fences after the hockey lockout. they're hold ago practice tonight, free for those who want to go. dan hellie has a special guest who's more than ready for saturday. >> wendy brought it up, 119 days, but everybody is ready for hockey. there's going to be a scrimmage down here. the reg hear season opens on the road in tampa before coming back for the home opener. joining mess owner ted lee onon. after missing 34 games, did you ever really fear this wouldn't be a season at all? >> no, i thought we were in it together. the association we aren't that stressful. the players wanted to play, the owners wanted to play, but it was just trying to get to the point both sides were comfortable. >> reporter: why does hockey miss nor games than any other major sport? >> if i had the answer to that, i wo
, and president obama includes a parade with young people from around the country. >> what he is doing is going to high schools and colleges and groups that are never invited to a parade, much less the presidential inaugural parade. >> reporter: don't worry about breaking the federal budget with what he gets paid. >> it's all volunteer, and nobody gets money. and i hope they are not watching, but i would pay them for the honor of doing the announcing. >> reporter: barbara harrison, news4, washington. >>> while, his first official inauguration parade was for president eisenhower, but he got his start before that. >> he volunteered for president truman's inauguration when they needed a last-minute president, and that's 11 presidents over 60 years. >> if you look behind him, so many stories in that one room. every trophy, every little badge, and gosh, what a great interview. >> it would be great to sit with him and listen to his stories. >>> last minute work under way on the floats for tomorrow's parade. some states are getting special recognition, and hawaii and illinois will be represented for p
gun control and immigration. obama 2012 campaign manager, jim messina will head that group. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> hillary clinton will step down as secretary of state with the vast majority of the country approving of the job she's done. an nbc news poll finds that 69% of americans approve of the job she's done while only 25% disapprove. secretary clinton widely seen as the early favorite to get the democratic nod for president in 2016, although she has not said whether she's interested in running. >>> it is now 4:49. feel free to tweet and text away during monday's inauguration. the biggest cell phone carriers are making sure you don't lose service during the inauguration. this is a much bigger issue than it was for the first inauguration four years ago. more than 130 million americans now you have smartphones according to the wireless association. just 41 million had smartphones in 2009. cell phone carriers are encouraging you to send text messages instead of making calls. phone calls use more of the network. >>> metro is offering
president obama's first inauguration. most restaurants aren't taking reservation. some are. but the majority are accepting more walk-ins. >> we are filled to capacity. people coming in from all over the country looking for tables. we're more than happy to accommodate those we can get in. >> reporter: some hotels are still taking reservations, like the hampton inn on massachusetts avenue and 6th street. rooms cost from $130 to $500. closer to the action on pennsylvania avenue, hotels are filled. but some high-end hotels still have rooms in some of their high-priced suites. >> i think the international event was a special event. we're not as busy as last time, but we're still very, very busy. right now we have some rooms left this weekend. hopefully pry to monday we'll be sold out. >>> a lot of people won't be staying in those hotel rooms too long. there's so much going on. >> no kidding. and what rooms are left tend to be fairly expensive at this point in time. one thing you definitely need when you're booking your hotel room, you need one with a fireplace. going to be a little on the chilly
president obama has changed since coming to the white house. the physical changes. i guess we all go through after four years. but most of us aren't running a country. >> no. there's maybe a slooiight bit m stress. >> i think he looks good. >> you don't see a difference? >> we're all different four years later. i think -- well -- >> we'll get into that. >> we'll let you be the judge. >>> first, we want to head out to the plaza for a check of the weather from dylan. good morning. >> good morning. a very chilly morning on the plaza. we've got a grandma and grandpa to say hi to. where are they? >> in florida. >> what do you want to say? >> >>> good morning once again. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. air temperatures in the low 30s right now but the windchill temperatures are in the low to mid-20s. so a thick winter coat needed first thing this morning. here's your forecast for today. plenty of sunshine. temperatures today moving into the upper 40s to near 50 for a lucky few. it'll are e main breezy today. southwest winds today become a northwest tomorrow. comer air comes our way for
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